• Almeria have only lost one of their four league meetings with Real Madrid at the Juegos del Mediterraneo (W1 D2); 1-2 in 2010.
  • The Whites recorded their biggest victory of the century in their most recent meeting with Almeria (8-1 in the Bernabeu).
  • Real Madrid lost all four visits to Andalusia last season, though they have won their only game there so far this term (1-0 in Granada).
  • If they win this game, Almeria will equal their best ever run of consecutive victories in La Liga (four in 2008).
  • Real Madrid have the opportunity to win four straight league games for the first time under Carlo Ancelotti.
  • Rodri has already scored seven goals this season, just one fewer than Almeria’s top scorer in their last Primera campaign (Pablo Piatti with eight).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the winning goal five times in La Liga this season; a joint-high with Alexis Sanchez.
  • Almeria have lost a league-high seven points from winning positions at home this term, Real Madrid have won a league-high four on the road.
  • Gareth Bale has made five assists in the last three La Liga gameweeks; the most of any player in this period.
  • Suso has recorded a higher proportion of his team’s assists than any other player in La Liga this campaign (33%).